Overview

Brian Greene is a debt finance partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Brian’s practice focuses on the representation of lenders, private equity funds, institutional investors, and multilateral and bilateral agencies in domestic and international project finance, energy and infrastructure projects, particularly in the United States and Latin America.

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Thought Leadership

Publications

“The Prospect of a Biden Administration: What Does it Mean for the Electricity Sector?” Kirkland Energy & Infrastructure Blog, August 20, 2020

“Implications for the Energy Industry in Light of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma,” Kirkland Energy & Infrastructure Blog, August 13, 2020

“DOE Requests Information to Secure the Bulk-Power System from “Foreign Adversaries,” Kirkland Energy & Infrastructure Blog, July 20, 2020

“Guidelines Released for New Domestic Loan Program at U.S. International Development Finance Corporation,” Kirkland Energy & Infrastructure Blog, June 22, 2020

“Bipartisan Senator Group Asks Treasury for Relief for Renewables Placement in Service Deadline,” Kirkland Energy & Infrastructure Blog, May 8, 2020

“Revisions to Main Street Lending Program Open Door to More Opportunity for Energy and Infrastructure Companies,” Kirkland Energy & Infrastructure Blog, May 4, 2020

“Massachusetts Pushes Its Renewable Energy Program into New Territory by Issuing Final Regulations for Its Clean Peak Energy Portfolio Standard,” Kirkland Energy & Infrastructure Blog, April 21, 2020

“How Will the CARES Act Impact Energy and Infrastructure?” Kirkland Energy & Infrastructure Blog, March 27, 2020

“Mexican Energy Infrastructure Plan Expected to be Released; Will Shape Energy Infrastructure Investment Post-COVID-19,” Kirkland Energy & Infrastructure Blog, March 26, 2020

“COVID-19 Implications for Renewable Energy Tax Credit Deadlines,” Kirkland Energy & Infrastructure Blog, March 23, 2020

“Tariffs and Coronavirus Impacting U.S. LNG Trade to China,” Kirkland Energy & Infrastructure Blog, February 24, 2020

“Why 5G Won’t Follow the Typical Deployment Approach (and New Opportunities for Investors in Broadband)” Kirkland Energy & Infrastructure Blog, February 21, 2020

"Tax-equity Financing" chapter, The Project Finance Law Review – Edition 2, June 2019 

"Tax-equity Financing" chapter, The Project Finance Law Review – Edition 1, June 2019

“Financing Energy Storage Projects: Assessing Risks — Part Two,” Renewable Energy World, July 13, 2017

“Financing Energy Storage Projects: Assessing Risks — Part One,” Renewable Energy World, July 12, 2017

“Clean Energy Developers Can Strike Gold With Mine Projects,” Law360, March 25, 2014

Seminars

Moderator, “Capital Providers,” 2020 U.S. DOE Energy Storage Financing Summit, September 22–23, 2020 

Moderator, “The Future of Storage, Peakers, & Flexible Generation: Will Storage Really Replace Peakers?” Infocast's Projects & Money Summit 2020, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 14–16, 2020

“Solar Plant Transactions: Assessing a Potential Investment,” Solar Asset Management LATAM, Santiago, Chile, September 29, 2016

Moderator, “Deal Analysis: Project Amanecer Solar CAP — a 100 MW Solar Project for a Chilean Mine,” Renewables and Mining Summit and Exhibits, Toronto, Canada, October 15–16, 2014

Moderator, “Managing Risk and Investor Expectations for Investment in Renewable Energy Projects in Chile,” Chilean International Renewable Energy Conference, Santiago, Chile, September 9–10, 2014

Recognition

Law360, MVPs of the Year: Project Finance, 2020 

Law360, Rising Stars: Project Finance, 2017 

The Legal 500 United States, Project Finance (2019–2020) and Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power (2020)

Euromoney PLC, LMG Rising Star, Project Finance, 2015–2016

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois (inactive)

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Education

  • University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D.2005
  • Princeton UniversityB.A.cum laude2002